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Senate probes border violence

Citizen Staff Writer
Our Opinion

The U.S. Senate is examining border-area violence with a pair of upcoming hearings – including one in Arizona.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., said the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which he chairs, will hold a March 25 hearing in Washington, D.C., and an April hearing in Arizona.

“The recent escalation of violence along the southern border demands our immediate attention,” Lieberman said in a statement. “To deal with the spillover of violence into U.S. territory, we must assess border security programs.”

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a member of the committee, said violence in Mexico is “threatening the safety of Arizonans and all Americans.”

Good for the committee in taking a close look at border-area violence. The assistance of the federal government is badly needed.

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